Go to Bowie, Texas, named for Jim Bowie, defender of the Alamo, and you will find this quote: “Perspective is all the things on the subject of the place you’re, the place you need to be, and the way you’ll get there.”
These phrases are etched into the world’s largest Bowie knife, the Official Knife of Texas — and the neighborhood of this pioneering small city lives by this phrase that is carved into it.
Situated about 60 miles northwest of the Dallas-Fort Price space, Bowie was first established within the Eighties and holds tight to its wealthy historical past.
For instance, annually on the primary Saturday in October, the neighborhood hosts the Hen and Bread Days Heritage Pageant on the unique brick streets of downtown. The fest pays tribute to entrepreneurs Amon G. Carter and Mose Johnson, who peddled chicken-and-bread sandwiches to vacationers who stopped on the prepare depot of the Fort Price and Denver Railway.
Carter later turned a neighborhood chief, artwork collector, and a founding father of the Fort Price Star-Telegram, plus the Fort Price artwork museum that bears his title.
As for Johnson, he didn’t understand he can be making a legacy for the Bowie neighborhood when he and his spouse, Mabel, had simply $15 and a shoebox stuffed with child chicks within the early 1900s. The M. Johnson Poultry Ranch went on to change into the breeders of the World’s Finest Laying Pressure of Single Comb White Leghorns.
It is not simply the Hen and Bread Days, although. Bowie has extra enjoyable actions all year long — from rodeos and parades to artwork and wine festivals — together with wonderful sundown views.
The Chisholm Path Memorial Park honors historic stagecoach and cattle trails, together with Butterfield Overland Route and Chisholm Path. Bowie was the final cease in Texas earlier than heading to northern markets with herds of longhorns, and within the park, 9 life-size metal longhorns and two roving cowboys recall these early cattle drives.
Bowie additionally boasts Second Monday Commerce Days, which is the longest working Commerce Days in North Texas, having begun in 1893. There are infinite objects to browse every month, from antiques, previous and new cash, knives, and collectibles to handcrafted furnishings, rugs, footwear, jewellery, and extra.
You’ll additionally discover eating places and meals vehicles onsite dishing up all favorites like roasted corn, tornado potatoes, fried pies, kettle popcorn, and road tacos.
Study extra about Bowie, typically known as the “little marvel of the West,” right here.